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S. 155 (116th): Youth Financial Learning Act

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About the bill

Should more states and localities educate teenagers about finance while in the public school system?


Only five states require high school students to learn financial education or demonstrate “financial literacy” in order to graduate. Those five are Alabama, Missouri, Tennessee, Utah and Virginia.

When Champlain College recently ranked all 50 states by their financial education requirements in public schools, more than half received grades of C, D, or F.

Now a senator from Alabama — one of the five states which currently has such a requirement on the books — has introduced a bill to incentive such financial education on a federal level.

What the bill does

The Youth Financial Learning Act would create a competitive grant program at the U.S. Department of Education to reward states and municipalities …

Sponsor and status

Doug Jones

Sponsor. Senator for Alabama. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 16, 2019
Length: 6 pages
Jan 16, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 16, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


3 Cosponsors (2 Democrats, 1 Independent)



Jan 16, 2019

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S. 155 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 155. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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